FOOTBALL fans are salivating at the prospect of the potential second round of Luis Suarez versus Ghana in the World Cup.
The Uruguayan striker, 35, was surprisingly named on the bench for his country in tonight’s Group H clash with Portugal.
And that has led to many believing that the former Liverpool, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid star was being kept fresh for the crunch final group game shoot-out against his old foes.
Ghana, who have four points from two games after the win over South Korea earlier, will be out for revenge against Uruguay, who have one from one so far.
The sides faced off in the quarter final back in 2010 during the World Cup in South Africa, and a rivalry was born.
Sulley Muntari put Ghana ahead only for Uruguay to equalise through Diego Forlan to send the match to extra time.
With penalties looming as the score remained level, Ghana were putting on the pressure and came close to scoring in the final minute of the match only for Suarez to punch the ball off the line.
He was instantly sent-off as the referee awarded a penalty – but Asamoah Gyan blew his country’s semi-final dream by blasting over.
If that was not bad enough, Suarez was still on the touchline watching on and burst into wild celebration as the game went to a shoot-out – which was eventually won by Uruguay.
That made him public enemy No1 in Ghana, and now supporters cannot wait to see the next instalment.
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One tweeted: “Fridays game is Ghana vs. Suarez. It’s not even Ghana vs. Uruguay. It’s Ghana vs. Suarez!!”
Another wrote: “Suarez is the most wanted man in Ghana.”
A fellow fan commented: “Cannot wait for Suarez vs Ghana 12 years on!”
Another said: “I’m excited for Ghana vs Uruguay what a game that will be. Suarez public enemy to Ghana.”
While another added: “I need another Suarez vs Ghana moment.”